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Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Health Therapies

The Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Health Therapies series was established to honor Dr. Straus, the founding director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Dr. Straus built a comprehensive research enterprise, championing the efforts to establish the efficacy and safety of CAM practices while upholding the rigorous standards of science for which the NIH is known. Under his leadership, CAM research at NIH grew threefold, facilitating his vision of an evidence-based integrative approach to health care for the benefit of the public. An internationally recognized scientist, Dr. Straus also held the position of senior investigator in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

December 5, 2012 9:00 a.m. ET

Natural Products: Drugs and Medicines for All Reasons and All Seasons

David G. I. Kingston, Ph.D.

University Distinguished Professor
Director, Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery
Department of Chemistry
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

November 7, 2011 11:00 a.m. ET

Opening Windows to the Brain: Lessons Learned From the Neuroimaging of Pain

Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief, Pain Management Division
Associate Professor, Anesthesia and Pain Management
Division of Pain Management
Stanford University School of Medicine

December 15, 2010 11:00 a.m. ET

Promise for the Future in Yesterday's Remedies: Traditional Therapies to Modern Medicine

Vikas Sukhatme, M.D., Ph.D.

Victor J. Aresty Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief Academic Officer and Harvard Faculty Dean for Academic Programs
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

March 10, 2009 11:00 a.m. ET

Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and Acupuncture

Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D.